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Voice for your HighJump Warehouse

Posted by Tailar Kennedy on Nov 17, 2017 7:00:00 AM

Voice technology helps HighJump WMS users extend their logistics and fulfillment processes. It offers the promise of hands-free, eyes-free, wireless access to the information needed to drive key warehouse processes and has become an important component in the success of many IT strategies.

Like the traditional RF-based scanners, voice solutions center on a small, wireless mobile device. The difference is that voice delivers instructions verbally through a headset and captures responses using a microphone, eliminating the need to stop, look at a screen, and key in a quantity or scan a barcode. Coupled with a wireless headset, voice users can completely remove the need to have the mobile device on their body, offering even more freedom of mobility compared to traditional RF units.

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Voice and the Produce Traceability Initiative (PTI)

Posted by Tailar Kennedy on Aug 8, 2017 11:03:41 AM

The Produce Traceability Initiative, an initiative sponsored by the Canadian Produce Marketing Association, GS1 US, Produce Marketing Association and United Fresh Produce Association, is aiming to increase the traceability of produce as it makes its way from the ground to the store shelves.

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Voice in the Multi-Lingual Warehouse

Posted by Tailar Kennedy on Jun 14, 2017 7:00:00 AM

Today’s warehouse has become a melting pot of different cultures, races, and languages, which can cause a unique challenge when trying to implement voice. There is a common misconception that having workers that speak different languages (or even speak with heavy accents) will disqualify you from using voice in the warehouse, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. Vocollect Voice provides a large amount of flexibility when designing your voice system, regardless of the diversity of your warehouse.

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10 Common Voice Objections

Posted by Tailar Kennedy on May 24, 2017 8:05:23 AM

With more than 10 years of experience completing voice implementations, we have heard a lot of objections and concerns about voice. Read on to learn the 10 most common objections, and how the Vocollect Voice solution can address them.

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How voice picking stacks up against paper, RF scanning and Pick-to-Light

Posted by Tailar Kennedy on May 11, 2017 10:38:41 AM

When evaluating picking solutions for the warehouse, there are four main options that are often considered: voice, paper, RF scanning, and pick-to-light. Although each of these solutions have their own strengths, weaknesses, and ideal applications, they should all be considered when making a decision about future projects. Comparing the four solutions to each other, and evaluating what they will bring to your operation, is the best way to determine what will be the best fit for your operation. Below is a comprehensive look at the four solutions, and how they perform against each other.

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Extending Voice: 24 Voice Applications

Posted by Tailar Kennedy on Apr 28, 2017 7:00:00 AM

While voice technology was initially implemented mainly to enhance order fulfillment tasks, the performance benefits have resulted in a growing number of companies expanding their use of voice into other areas of the Distribution Center (DC). With voice providing an average of 10-25% improvement in productivity, it’s no wonder why adoption continues to gain popularity outside of picking. Read on to see 24 different ways voice can be used to optimize operational flexibility.

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What is voice picking?

Posted by Tailar Kennedy on Apr 18, 2017 7:00:00 AM

If you are evaluating a new picking solution for your warehouse, you may have heard terms like “pick by voice”, “voice directed warehousing”, or “speech based picking”. While they may sound like different solutions, these are all phrases that refer to distribution solutions that use voice technology, and are most commonly called voice picking.

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Voice Technology for the Modern DC

Posted by Tailar Kennedy on Mar 15, 2017 7:22:09 AM

10 years ago if you heard the term “voice technology” it would have been a foreign concept. The idea of using voice in the warehouse had already broken into the market, but it wasn’t something the average person was aware of. Now, voice regularly touches every piece of our life. Need directions? Your GPS will tell you where to go. Want to know what the weather will be like today? Simply ask to your Amazon Echo. Want to call your grandma? Just ask Siri to dial.

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